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Old 05-24-2024, 06:35 PM   #21
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Our 2023 GT has the same problem, two rivets popping above the medicine cabinet. We just had them replaced at JC a month ago, but by the time we got home they had popped again. I'm reducing the tire pressure to 75PSI (or should I go to 70PSI?), we seem to have a lot of popped rivets, and see if that helps. Otherwise, I'll probably see if we have some more warranty issues and if so have them try replacing them again, but it sounds like the problem is cosmetic and not structural, so fake rivets might be in our future.
Would definitely lower PSI to ~65...it will help.
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Old 05-25-2024, 05:28 AM   #22
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Our 2023 GT has the same problem, two rivets popping above the medicine cabinet. We just had them replaced at JC a month ago, but by the time we got home they had popped again. I'm reducing the tire pressure to 75PSI (or should I go to 70PSI?), we seem to have a lot of popped rivets, and see if that helps. Otherwise, I'll probably see if we have some more warranty issues and if so have them try replacing them again, but it sounds like the problem is cosmetic and not structural, so fake rivets might be in our future.
I agree with other comments about lowering the tire pressure. On my 27' GT I am running 63 to 65 PSI. I can't remember the last time I had a popped rivet.
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Old 05-25-2024, 07:30 AM   #23
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I was told by a long time Airstreamer to put a screw in one which is hard to get to. I would use stainless.
That's what we do, too. Screws are much stronger. I ordered a bunch of stainless-steel truss heads:

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Old 05-26-2024, 09:23 AM   #24
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Same thing happened to me in our 2023 FBT 25 ft GT. I eventually removed the cabinet and replaced the rivet after living with it for a few months. It’s been a year and “knock on wood” it is still holding tight.
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Old 05-26-2024, 08:08 PM   #25
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Just stumbled across this post. I had the same rivet pop, and I started to take apart the medicine cabinet and decided the risk wasn’t worth the reward and decided to just leave that one alone.

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Old 05-28-2024, 01:00 PM   #26
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I been staring at that same missing rivet above the medicine cabinet for years and yet refused to mess with the cabinet for one rivet. Before I replaced the bedroom blinds with Oceanair shades, thinking ahead I ordered these for free, knowing that they could be handy-
https://www.zarcor.com/rv_products/o...ller-plugs.php
They are a mandatory part of the AS onboard toolkit.
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Old 05-28-2024, 03:01 PM   #27
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I was getting a dozen or so popped rivets on every trip out on our 2023 Classic 33, I lowered my tire pressure to 72 psi, it gets up to maybe 82 PSI when hot, this has resolved allot of those annoying issues.

Initially the dealer told me to fill the tires to 80 psi cold. When hot they can go over 90-95 psi. I thought that was way to much for that Michelin tire.
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Old 05-28-2024, 04:21 PM   #28
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Would definitely lower PSI to ~65...it will help.
I opted for 72PSI, which might not make much of a difference, but no pops so far.
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